||Color-Infrared Aerial Photographic Interpretation and Net Primary Productivity of a Regularly Flooded North Carolina Salt Marsh.
Strou, Linda M. ;
Coope, Arthur W. ;
||North Carolina Water Resources Research Inst., Raleigh.
||14; DI-14-01-0001-978; OWRR-A-003-NC; 03177,; A-003-NC(1)
( Swamps ;
Primary biological productivity) ;
( Aerial photography ;
Primary Biological productivity) ;
Infrared photography ;
Tide water ;
Color photography ;
Salt water ;
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A study was made of net primary productivity of salt marsh communities in a 2000-acre, regularly flooded marsh in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Color infra-red aerial photographs were used to determine acreages of community types. Net primary productivity estimates were based on harvest method data. Observed harvest data were fitted to a fourth degree polynomial in time in order to express the average behavior of the standing crop through the year. Net productivity was determined by two methods: Use of living standing crop only, and Use of changes in living and dead standing crop. Over the entire marsh net primary productivity was estimated to be 1534 kcal/m sq/yr. These values were lower than similar values from Georgia but resembled closely other estimates of net primary productivity for salt marsh vascular plants in North Carolina.